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    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    Maryland

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  • No public programs Monday August 25, 2014

    The Park will be open but there will be no public programs on Monday August 25, 2014. Meet the Dairy Cow, the Wagon Ride, and Chicken & Egg programs will not be happening on this day. Please call the park at 301.839.1176 if you have any questions.

  • No public programs Wednesday August 27 through Saturday August 30, 2014

    The Park will be open but there will be no public programs Wednesday August 27 through Saturday August 30, 2014. Programs will resume Sunday August 31, 2014. Please call the park at 301.839.1176 if you have any questions.

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    Learning About Slavery at Mount Welby Using Primary Source Documents

    Learning About Slavery at Mount Welby Using Primary Source Documents

    The following lesson plan requires students to use primary source documents to investigate history and culture. Students will use primary sources from the early 19th century to engage in historical thinking: to raise questions and to marshal solid evidence in support of their answers; to go beyond the facts presented in their textbooks, and examine the historical record for themselves by using primary documents.

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    A Question of Loyalties: Mount Welby During the War of 1812 (Political Systems)

    A Question of Loyalties: Mount Welby During the War of 1812 (Political Systems)

    Oxon Cove Park has a rich history that includes the story of the Debutts, a British family that came to America in the late 1700s. The Debutts family finally settled on a hilltop overlooking the Potomac River that today is known as Oxon Cove Park. It is from this hilltop that Mrs. DeButts witnessed the British capture of Alexandria and the Burning of Washington. The family even found Congreve Rockets on this hill!

Did You Know?

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An average dairy cow weighs about 1,400 pounds and can drink an average of 35 gallons of water a day -- the equivalent of a bathtub full of water! There are six cattle that live on Oxon Hill Farm.